My new favourite skirt pattern – Simplicity 2152

Simplicity skirt 2152 Simplicity 2152

My first make of the year, and I’m in love with this pattern!  It’s a very flattering panelled a-line skirt, with a couple of different pocket options.  I want to make more casual clothes this year, and this fits the bill perfectly.

simplicity 2152 pattern

It’s a very easy skirt to make, the only thing to remember is to make sure the pockets are lined up.  I’ll remember next time!  Also there is quite a lot of seam finishing to be done.  I bound the seams where they also had the pocket edges, and turned over the others.

I’ve already gone through my stash to plan some more versions of this.  I especially like the contrasting pocket bands, and have a black and white floral which would look great with black.  Hmm….

I’m taking part in Karen’s 2013 Sewlutions challenge with a pledge to use 12 pieces of fabric from my stash this year.  This is number one!  I’m also planning to keep a record of how much I spend on sewing, so will add a few stats to each blog post.

Pattern: Simplicity 2152 £9
Fabric:   Navy corduroy from ebay, £12.
Time in fabric stash:   Exactly 2 years
Other: Zip, thread, bias binding, £4
Total: £25

12 responses to “My new favourite skirt pattern – Simplicity 2152

  1. Very nice skirt, I’ve looked at that pattern myself but am trying not to buy any more until I’ve used some! I do like a pattern that gives you different options, once you’ve got the fit right it means you can make up other versions so quickly 🙂

  2. this was the first pattern i had! i have mainly made them out of suiting and wear them for work or as casual seperates with a tshirt. great pattern to have

    • Lucky you, to choose this for your first pattern! Glad to hear it’s been successful for you.

      • oh i didnt choose it. my friend accidentally bought it twice and gifted it to me to get me started sewing again. 😛 It worked! such a go to pattern. love the slanted pockets of this!

  3. Great skirt and great start to your Sewlution challenge!

  4. what a flattering skirt. it looks better on you than it does on the model 🙂

  5. 12 pieces from the stash – that’s an awesome commitment!!

  6. I love casual skirts. Great pattern!

  7. I can see why this is your favorite, the skirt looks fabulous on you.

  8. Pingback: 2013 Resolution completed! | dottie doodle

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